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The Rosewood Marimba Band has been invited to play two Showcase Concerts at the Puerto Rico International Percussion Festival.
The Rosewood Marimba Band has been invited to play two Showcase Concerts at the Puerto Rico International Percussion Festival.
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ROSEWOOD MARIMBA BAND

The Rosewood Marimba Band is comprised of students from the Percussion Studio at the University of Arizona - Kyle Maxwell-Doherty - Graduate Student Director, Eric Hines, Christopher Ozorio, James Steele II, and Stephen Tipping.

THE PROJECT

The group has been invited to perform two Showcase Concerts at the 17th Annual Puerto Rico International Percussion Festival. Held in August, at the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico, this Festival is one of the most prestigious musical events in the Americas. One Rosewood concert will feature early jazz and ragtime music. The second concert will be comprised of more contemporary compositions for keyboard-percussion ensemble. We’ve started a campaign to raise enough funds to make this trip, and we're asking for your support.

There is perhaps, no music that is more “American” in nature than the early jazz composed between 1920 and 1930. During this era, the xylophone was an important instrument in the development of American jazz. This music is highly rhythmic, harmonically adventurous, and technically demanding. Rosewood’s appearance at the Festival will serve to share this typically American music with Puerto Rican audiences and other artist/musicians from Latin America. 

RESEARCH

While in Puerto Rico, members of the group will have the opportunity to meet with world-class Puerto-Rican percussionists to learn Plena and Bomba in an effort to bring this typically Puerto-Rican musical style to the University of Arizona to be performed with the “World Music Gang” (another outstanding ensemble of the School of Music that specializes in the performance of music from West Africa, South Africa, Brazil, Cuba, and the Middle East). We will take this opportunity to learn, not only about the musical aspects of Plena and Bomba, but the social and cultural relations as well.

WHAT YOUR FUNDING WILL DO

Your contribution will be used to help purchase the necessary airfare to fly the student members of the group from Tucson, Arizona to San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Your contribution to this project is NOT a tax deductible contribution. 

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    Recognition on the University of Arizona Percussion Studio Website.

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    Website Recognition AND and invitation to the special "Donor's Concert" on Saturday, August 27 at 3:00 PM. If you are unable to attend in person, you'll be given a special password code to view the concert LIVE over the internet. AND your name listed in the Rosewood Concert program that will be used at the Festival.

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    All of the above rewards PLUS a copy of the CD "The Rosewood Marimba Band". The CD includes 19 tracks including recordings of Back Talk, Jolly Caballero, Jovial Jasper, Log Cabin Blues, Nola, Chromatic Fox Trot, Dotty Dimples, Stop Time, Dill Pickles, Blue Tid Bit, Charleston Capers, Powder Puff, On The Woodpile, Comedian's Gallop, Solace, Fluffy Ruffles, Keep Movin', La Bamba, and Frivolity.

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    All of the above rewards PLUS a personal signed postcard mailed from San Juan, Puerto Rico

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    All of the above rewards PLUS a signed poster of the 17th Annual Puerto Rico International Percussion Festival.

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    All of the above rewards PLUS two complementary tickets to the Rosewood Marimba Band concert held on April 20th at 7:30 in Crowder Hall on the campus of the University of Arizona.If you are unable to attend in person, you'll be given a special password code to view the concert LIVE over the internet.

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    All of the above rewards PLUS a special download of Rosewood's "Ragtime" concert performed live at the 17th Annual Puerto Rico International Percussion Festival. This will be a highly exclusive video of the entire concert filmed live during the Festival.

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    All of the above rewards PLUS a special download of Rosewood's "Art Music" concert performed live at the 17th Annual Puerto Rico International Percussion Festival. This will be a highly exclusive video of the entire concert filmed live during the Festival.

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    All of the above rewards PLUS TWO special downloads of Rosewood's "Ragtime" and "Art Music" concerts performed live at the 17th Annual Puerto Rico International Percussion Festival. This will be a highly exclusive video of both concerts filmed live during the Festival.

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    All of the above rewards PLUS TWO special DVDs (yes, physical DVDs will be sent to you) of Rosewood's "Ragtime" and "Art Music" concerts performed live at the 17th Annual Puerto Rico International Percussion Festival. This will be a highly exclusive set of DVDs of both concerts filmed live during the Festival.

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    All of the above rewards PLUS a 30-minute live performance over SKYPE just for you! YES! This is a live concert JUST FOR YOU! Through SKYPE, you can be anywhere in the world and have this special reward. How Cool Is That??!

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    All of the above rewards PLUS instead of a SKYPE performance, you'll get a LIVE performance. YES! The Rosewood Marimba Band will come to your home or place of business and perform a one-hour concert LIVE and IN PERSON - JUST FOR YOU. This performance must be within a 30-mile radius of the University of Arizona.

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